Police identified yesterday a city firefighter...


March 07, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Police identified yesterday a city firefighter killed in a single-car collision Thursday night in the 8900 block of Harford Road.

Roy Eugene Miller, 28, of the 1700 block of Rita Road in Baltimore was killed when the 1996 Dodge Ram pickup he was driving crashed into two utility poles, police said.

Police investigators said excessive speed and driver error contributed to the accident. The investigation is incomplete.

The Internal Revenue Service is offering extended walk-in service at the Fallon Federal Building, Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore and Hanover streets, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, March 14, 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11.

During those hours, taxpayers will be able to get forms and government publications, receive answers to tax law questions and have their taxpayer identification number verified. They may also make tax payments.

On March 28, April 4 and April 11, IRS employees will help low-income and elderly taxpayers -- along with those eligible for the earned income tax credit -- with their tax returns. The IRS also offers a toll-free help line -- 800-829-1040 -- between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

EDGEWOOD -- Two soldiers stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground have been arrested in connection with a fire at the former Edgewood Post Office.

Sgt. Richard Noel Radden, 34, was charged with second-degree arson, and Cpl. Jameson Harold Davis, 23, was charged with second-degree burglary after a March 1 fire in which the one-story building in the 2100 block of Old Edgewood Road was damaged.

Radden posted $5,000 bond yesterday, and Davis was released on his own recognizance. Both soldiers will be tried through the Harford County court system. Both returned to their units on the base, fire officials said.


KENT ISLAND -- Four volunteer firefighters were treated at an Annapolis hospital yesterday after they inhaled noxious chemicals while extinguishing a blaze in a shed used to store pesticides near a Kent Island peach orchard.

Jason Warnick, 22, Eric Arcand, 22, Greg Adams, 23, and Greg Dietrich, 27, all of Stevensville, were overcome by the fumes while fighting a fire shortly after 4 p.m. at Kent Point Farms, on the southern end of Kent Island.

The four, all members of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Company, were released from Anne Arundel Medical Center after they were treated for burning throats, dizziness and nausea.

Bell Atlantic of Maryland is giving $250,000 to three historically black schools in the state's university system to help them retain promising students.

Bowie State University, Coppin State College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will share the money. The telephone company will present the grants Monday.

About 30 percent of freshmen entering the state's historically black colleges and universities finish school, less than half the rate at the university system's other five institutions. The grants will help pay for tuition, room and board and other expenses where financial problems threaten to interrupt a student's education.

Pub Date: 3/07/98

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